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July 2017 Archives

State ordered to pay fees over same sex marriage litigation

Now that same sex marriage has been given the same consideration as a hetero sex marriage, some states have had to make adjustments in their laws. While New York recognized the rights of same sex couples to marry before the 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling, some couples had to pursue legal recourse to ensure that their rights were recognized and protected. Now one state has been ordered to pay fees over some of those lawsuits.

Estate litigation between Tolkien and Warner Bros finally settled

Fans of the Lord of the Rings movies may have reason to rejoice in the days ahead. The estate litigation between the Tolkien family and Warner Bros. studio has finally been settled. Movie goers in New York and elsewhere may now have a future feature film to look forward to in the months ahead.

Concerns over EB-5 fraud may lead to revisions or shut down

Hopeful immigrants have access to different visa programs when they are searching for the best fit for their needs. However, there is one that may either be revised or cancelled over allegations of EB-5 fraud or misuse. Many investors currently living in New York have gained their green card through this particular visa program.

Are you questioning the actions of your TOLI's trustee?

When your loved one died, he or she may have made you the beneficiary of a trust whose assets consist of one or more life insurance policies. Your loved one probably intended that the trust would provide for you for a long time. He or she trusted that the person appointed to serve as trustee would manage the policy in such a way that makes that wish come true.

Family law issues remain for same-sex parents who divorce

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 2015 went a long ways toward settling the matter of marriage equality. However, there are issues that remain. In spite of the fact that same-sex couples are entitled to the same marriage rights, some family law concerns can still cause heartache and confusion for many of these couples. Like other states, New York has its own laws regarding the adoption of children.